Archive: February, 2017

Associate Studio Programme 2 : Mary Hurrell

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Feb 2017
In February artist Mary Hurrell visited the studio. With a significant overlap in her sculptural, performance based practice and the related interests of a number of the Associates it was an opportunity to explore similarities and differences in approach. The relationship between the ‘event’ and the ‘exhibition’ and the practical issues raised by the need to document the work without compromising the importance of the physical encounter or translating the work into a photographic practice, were also discussed. These broader themes were then focussed into a discussion of a number of works by the Associates, including; Joe Moss, Anna Pickles-Harvey and Charles Verni.

Associate Studio Programme 2 : Hannah Lees

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Feb 2017
In February 2017 artist Hannah Lees was invited to visit the Highline Studios. Hannah showed us her work using her website, starting in reverse chronological order, giving brief, sometimes playful but informed explanations about her works. Notable was her use of organic matter such as natural dyes on fabric, collected materials from beach combing set into plaster tablets, saved olive stones cast into gold and painted murals on gallery walls in discarded wine “lees”. Her works appearing primitive, metaphorical and poetic, we discussed the use in titling and how that can open up a work by presenting multiple meanings for the viewer. After Hannah’s lively presentation and subsequent discussion, we moved on to view work in progress from three of the Associate artists: Daniel Kan, Helena De Pulford and Abbi Jones. Abbi Jones